Nothing like a proper carnival, more some posts that have caught my eye over the last week.
The second part of Sulpicius Severus' Life of St Martin is up at hyperekperissou.
A fascinating note at Roman History Books and More about the fifth century Christian poet Caelius Sedulius. I confess that I had never hear of him, but intend to look out his Carmen Paschale now.
David Derrick at Toynbee Convector has a couple of posts (here and here) on imperial portraits, specifically some stunning pictures of Elagabalus. Especially interesting because it seems to show an imperial statue sporting a soup-strainer. If my eyesight is not failing me, then that is significant – certainly there is no Latin word for moustache. See my previous post on the subject here.
See also a patristical comment on Christmas from the ever-reliable Mike Aquilina.
Finally, have been meaning to post this for a while. Roger Pearse has put up a much-needed translation of the Chronography of 354. The best Latin text is in Mommsen's Chron Min 1. See out the year with an image of Constantius II (from Part 7).